New Palestine man Michael Spencer faces 24 counts of molesting 4 children

Police: Abuse spanned 12 years

GREENFIELD, Ind. - A New Palestine man faces two dozen sex crime charges after police said he molested four children over the past decade.

Michael Spencer, 42, has been charged with 19 felony counts of child molestation, three felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two felony counts of vicarious sexual gratification.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Spencer had sex with or fondled three girls, who were all under the age of 14, at his home, starting as early as 2001 and continuing until as recently as three weeks ago.

A boy also told police that Spencer touched him inappropriately, according to the affidavit.

Spencer was arrested Friday. He pleaded not guilty this week, and his bond was set at $75,000.

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